Illinois House votes for 70 mph speed limit just as tougher speeding laws are about to go into effect

Today the Illinois House voted to pass a new law raising the speed limit on non-urban interstate highways from 65 to 70 mph.  The Illinois Senate has already approved the measure, so now it goes to the Governor for signature.  If passed, Illinois would become the 35th state with a 70 mph limit.

This comes one month before the new “Julie’s Law” goes into effect, which will prevent judges from granting court supervision for anyone speeding more than 31 miles over the limit in a rural area, or 25 miles over in an urban area.

Mixed signals, eh?

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